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Mokuaikaua Church, Kailua-Kona

4.5
#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Kailua-Kona
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The oldest Christian church in Hawaii, Mokuaikaua Church dates to the 1830s. The church remains in use and is open for tours, with some displayed artifacts especially interesting. The stone archway was made of lava stone--other parts of the building feature bits of coral, stones from other temples, and o'hia trees. Take a tour to learn about the Christian missionary history, or consider visiting for Sunday services. Plan to visit Mokuaikaua Church and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kailua-Kona attractions using our Kailua-Kona trip planning site.
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  • Great, very old church in HI. Inside closed for repairs. But a beautiful site. Nice old cemetery enclosed with a fence. Some wonderful trees. Looking forward to seeing the inside when they are...  more »
  • If you arrive in Kona on a cruise ship, you'll see this landmark and reflect on the fact that the ship Thaddeus sailed from Boston on a journey that took 164 days, carrying the first missionaries to.....  more »
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  • Peaceful and wonderful place to learn about some of the island history. Also wonderful to see the continued vibrant role this church plays as a part of the community today. Wish we had visited on a Sunday to have taken part in a church service.
  • Fun place to stop for a quick history lesson Did you know Christianity was introduced to the Hawaiians back in the early 1800s? That was something I learnt. The church is the proof of it. The church is not that big so it will take you 5min although the introduction video by the entry is worth the few minutes. It is impressive to see the structure and learn its history. A fun stop on the big island. Happy travels

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